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Roots, Routes and a New Awakening

Roots, Routes and a New Awakening

Author: Ananta Kumar Giri

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811571220

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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This book seeks to find creative and transformative relationship among roots and routes and create a new dynamics of awakening so that we can overcome the problems of closed and xenopbhobic roots and rootless cosmopolitanism. The book draws upon multiple philosophical and spiritual traditions of the world such as Siva Tantra, Buddhist phenomenology and Peircean Semiotics and discusses the works of Ibn-Arabi, Thoreau, Tolstoy, Gandhi and Raimon Panikkar,among others.The book is transdiscipinary building on creative thinking from philosophy, anthropology, political studies and literature. It is a unique contribution for forging a new relationship between roots and routes in our contemporary fragile and complex world.

Cross-Fertilizing Roots and Routes

Cross-Fertilizing Roots and Routes

Author: Ananta Kumar Giri

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811571183

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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The book discusses how we can cross-fertilize relationship between roots and routes with and beyond the logic of closure, monological assertions and violence. The book draws upon multiple philosophical, historical, religious and spiritual traditions of the world to rethink our conceptions and productions of identity as well as our conventional understanding of roots and routes. The book particularly explores the vision and practice of creativity, socio-cultural regeneration and planetary realizations to cultivate new pathways of identity realization and new relationship between identities and differences in our fragile world today. Trans-disciplinary in engagement and trans-civilizational in its dialogical pathway, the book is a unique contribution to our contemporary scholarship about ethnicity, identity, social creativity, cultural regeneration and planetary realizations.

Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo

Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo

Author: Ananta Kumar Giri

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000468670

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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This book presents the first systematic critical exploration of the philosophical and political thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo, both pioneers of modern Indian thought. Bringing together experts from across the world, the volume examines the thoughts, ideas, actions, lives and experiments of Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo on themes such as radical politics and human agency; ideals of human unity; social practices and citizenship; horizons of sustainable development and climate change; inclusive freedom; conceptions of swaraj; interpretations of texts; Sri Aurobindo’s views on Indian culture; integral yoga; transformative leadership; Anthropocene and alternative planetary futures. The book discusses the contemporary legacies and works of the two influential thinkers. It offers insights into historical, philosophical, theoretical, literary and sociological questions that establish the need for transdisciplinary dialogues and the relevance of their visions towards future evolution. This book will be useful to scholars and researchers of political science, Indian political thought, comparative politics, philosophy, Indian philosophy, sociology, anthropology, modern Indian history, peace studies, cultural studies, religious studies and South Asian studies.

Introduction to Cybersemiotics: A Transdisciplinary Perspective

Introduction to Cybersemiotics: A Transdisciplinary Perspective

Author: Carlos Vidales

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030527464

Category: Philosophy

Page: 555

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This book traces the origins and evolution of cybersemiotics, beginning with the integration of semiotics into the theoretical framework of cybernetics and information theory. The book opens with chapters that situate the roots of cybersemiotics in Peircean semiotics, describe the advent of the Information Age and cybernetics, and lay out the proposition that notions of system, communication, self-reference, information, meaning, form, autopoiesis, and self-control are of equal topical interest to semiotics and systems theory. Subsequent chapters introduce a cybersemiotic viewpoint on the capacity of arts and other practices for knowing. This suggests pathways for developing Practice as Research and practice-led research, and prompts the reader to view this new configuration in cybersemiotic terms. Other contributors discuss cultural and perceptual shifts that lead to interaction with hybrid environments such as Alexa. The relationship of storytelling and cybersemiotics is covered at chapter length, and another chapter describes an individual-collectivity dialectics, in which the latter (Commind) constrains the former (interactants), but the former fuels the latter. The concluding chapter begins with the observation that digital technologies have infiltrated every corner of the metropolis - homes, workplaces, and places of leisure - to the extent that cities and bodies have transformed into interconnected interfaces. The book challenges the reader to participate in a broader discussion of the potential, limitations, alternatives, and criticisms of cybersemiotics.

Pragmatism, Spirituality and Society

Pragmatism, Spirituality and Society

Author: Ananta Kumar Giri

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811571022

Category: Electronic books

Page: 356

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This book explores further border crossing among pragmatism, spirituality and society. It opens up American pragmatism to dialogues with pragmatism and spiritual quest from other traditions such as India and China thus making contemporary pragmatism a part of much needed planetary conversations.

Contemporary French Environmental Thought in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Contemporary French Environmental Thought in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Author: Keith Moser

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030961299

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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Contemporary French Environmental Thought in the Post-COVID-19 Era is focused on the fields of biosemiotics, linguistics, ecocriticism, and environmental ethics. Closely aligning with Sustainable Development Goal 13.1, Keith Moser’s study aims to strengthen resilience to climate-related hazards by drawing on ecological theories developed by French philosophers in conversation with biosemiotic principles. Not only does the novel theoretical framework offered by biosemiotic interpretations of the universe and our place in it represent an indispensable conceptual tool for understanding the unprecedented medical challenges at the dawn of a new millennium, but it also beckons us to think harder about the environmental crisis that threatens the continued existence of all sentient beings who call the biosphere home. This book also highlights the richness, diversity, and utility of the ecological theories developed by the French philosophers Michel Serres, Edgar Morin, Jacques Derrida, Dominique Lestel, and Michel Onfray in addition to how they engage with biosemiotic principles. Taken together, the book probes the scientific, linguistic, philosophical, and ethical implications of biosemiotic theories in a post-pandemic world from an environmental and medical perspective.

Historical Trajectories of Catholicism in Africa

Historical Trajectories of Catholicism in Africa

Author: Valentine Ugochukwu Iheanacho

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666731309

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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The book masterfully knits together the various curves and routes traveled so far by the Catholic Church in Africa. From an African perspective, the book presents a general trajectory of Catholicism on the continent by highlighting some significant events and moments in the evolution of the Catholic Church in Africa. It equally profiles the Vatican’s policy of indigenization as realized on the continent through the Africanization of the local episcopate. That policy prepared the way for the emergence of the local churches in Africa on the heels of the post-missionary phase that terminated with the convocation of the First African Synod of Bishops in 1994. Beyond the vicissitudes of the relatively recent past, the book boldly indicates the likely future shape and direction of African Catholicism. It contends that the future shape of the church in Africa may not be determined by a belabored inculturation, but instead by how the local churches concern themselves with concrete realities such as poverty, lack of opportunities, and ecological issues. It envisages a church that may not shy away from asserting itself within the mainstream ecclesiastical politics of global Catholicism where it must “connect, compete and collaborate.”

Knowledge Economy

Knowledge Economy

Author: Ashoka Chandra

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132101222

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

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Knowledge Economy: The Indian Challenge engages with the challenge of transforming the Indian economy to a knowledge economy. Thus, it looks at change management of the economy with a focus on: • Economic trends and critical activities contributing to the desired change • Educational issues for preparing the human resources • Structural issues for developing institutional frameworks • Societal issues for ultimately benefiting stakeholders

Irish Studies

Irish Studies

Author: Marti D. Lee

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443814959

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Highlighting the work of both established and emerging scholars in Irish studies, this collection brings together fifteen essays working at the intersection of two important and developing fields of Irish studies: gender studies and cultural geography. Developed from papers first presented at a regional meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies in South Carolina in 2006, not only does this work suggest the importance of linking gender and geography, but it also suggests, in the range of literary and historical topics, the rich interdisciplinary nature of Irish studies at present. Central to all of the essays is an attention to intersections of gender and sexual identity formation with the politics of place and space. Although considerations of geographic space have long been staples of Irish cultural studies, especially in relation to political identities, these pieces suggest the critical importance of linking spatial and geographic analysis more clearly to ongoing examinations of gender and sexuality. From institutions such as the Magdalen laundries and the prison to the domestic garden and home, across urban and rural landscapes, from the Dublin GPO to a St. Patty's festival in the southern United States—this book examines the local and human contexts of identity formation and performance.

Slave Revolt on Screen

Slave Revolt on Screen

Author: Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496833129

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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In Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games author Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall analyzes how films and video games from around the world have depicted slave revolt, focusing on the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804). This event, the first successful revolution by enslaved people in modern history, sent shock waves throughout the Atlantic World. Regardless of its historical significance however, this revolution has become less well-known—and appears less often on screen—than most other revolutions; its story, involving enslaved Africans liberating themselves through violence, does not match the suffering-slaves-waiting-for-a-white-hero genre that pervades Hollywood treatments of Black history. Despite Hollywood’s near-silence on this event, some films on the Revolution do exist—from directors in Haiti, the US, France, and elsewhere. Slave Revolt on Screen offers the first-ever comprehensive analysis of Haitian Revolution cinema, including completed films and planned projects that were never made. In addition to studying cinema, this book also breaks ground in examining video games, a pop-culture form long neglected by historians. Sepinwall scrutinizes video game depictions of Haitian slave revolt that appear in games like the Assassin’s Creed series that have reached millions more players than comparable films. In analyzing films and games on the revolution, Slave Revolt on Screen calls attention to the ways that economic legacies of slavery and colonialism warp pop-culture portrayals of the past and leave audiences with distorted understandings.

Second Krishnamurti Reader

Second Krishnamurti Reader

Author: Mary Lutyens

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143029142

Category:

Page: 324

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Changing Oneself, Changing The World. Genuine Reform, Says Krishnamurti, Can Be Brought About Only By Individuals Who Have Discovered What It Is To Love And To See . In This Radical Text, Which Brings Together Two Of His Most Popular And Influential Works, The Only Revolution And The Urgency Of Change, The Spiritual Teacher Who Rebelled Against Religion Points To A New Order Arising When We Have Ceased To Be Envious And Vicious And Have Died To Everything We Know, For Only Then Can We Give Birth To The Innocence That Allows The Timeless New To Come Into Being . The Traditional Reformer, By Contrast, Merely Patches The Old. It Is Through A Meditative Mind That Dissolves The Distinction Between Oneself And The World That Life Takes On Meaning And The Beauty Of The Heavens And The Earth Is Constant . Krishnamurti Says, Simply: When You Are Not, Love Is. Seeing, He Declares, Is The Greatest Of Skills. In These Pages, Gently, He Helps Us To Open Our Hearts And Our Eyes.

Ulster Presbyterians and the Scots Irish Diaspora, 1750-1764

Ulster Presbyterians and the Scots Irish Diaspora, 1750-1764

Author: B. Bankhurst

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137328205

Category: History

Page: 202

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Bankhurst examines how news regarding the violent struggle to control the borderlands of British North America between 1740 and 1760 resonated among communities in Ireland with familial links to the colonies. This work considers how intense Irish press coverage and American fundraising drives in Ireland produced empathy among Ulster Presbyterians.